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Newcastle United On Verge Of Appointing Managing Director

8 years ago

Rumours had been floated for a while but now it is been reported as fact that Newcastle United will shortly appoint a new Managing Director.

When Derek Llambias walked out after the appointment of Joe Kinnear, Mike Ashley didn’t appoint a replacement, simply reinforcing the view of most fans that Newcastle United is really run by faceless people at Sports Direct. The skeleton staff left at St.James’ Park having no real influence or responsibility.

Newcastle United need to have at least two directors to satisfy rules/regulations and those two nominal directors to satisfy those rules, are Club Secretary Lee Charnley and Club Accountant John Irving (in this image Charnley is sitting to the left of Pardew as you look at the photo, with Irving to his left).

Last year it was rumoured Irving was going to be given a grander title to try to make it look as though somebody on the ground was actually running Newcastle United, however the Independent are now reporting that it is Lee Charnley who is very shortly going to be the one , with the title most likely to be Managing Director.

I’ve never met either of the two directors but via third parties I’m told they are canny enough people. However, that doesn’t necessarily equate to the type of dynamic high end teams that are running rival clubs, especially when Charnley/Irving are basically administrators, not policy/strategy makers.

Sadly the club just reeks of decay and until we have the right people making decisions right through the club, from the very top off the pitch to those millionaires making decisions on the pitch, we are only heading one way.

Rumours of Kath, the renowned tea lady, stepping up as Director Of Football are so far unconfirmed.



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